The masserias of Puglia are fast becoming the destination of choice for aficionados of Italian holidaymaking. Rustic and charming, they give an authentic taste of life on a working farm – Torre Coccaro and Torre Maizza being part of an extensive estate overlooking the sea. Five hundred metres apart, the boutique properties exude traditional Apulian charm. Whilst sharing a private sandy beach club, restaurant and bar facilities and a mini club for children, they each have their own private spa and outdoor pool. At the centre of the estate lie an organic farm and a fruit orchard that’s perfect for tranquil escape, its ancient colonnade hung with grapes that can be picked as you pass. Diverse recreations include the Coccaro Beach Club, where a lengthy stretch of enticing shoreline and dunes is interspersed with an array of facilities, including a pizzeria, a renowned sushi restaurant, and spa treatments right on the beachfront. Golf on the estate’s own course, or learn to cook up local delicacies when attending cookery lessons featuring visits to local markets. The tower which gives the masseria its name, was once part of a defensive shield against marauding Saracens. It dominates this retreat where individual accommodation ranges from rooms with a private garden to rustic suites including those in the tower itself and the Orange Suite, tucked away in a white-painted cave with its own private heated pool. In the old stables, the restaurant Egnathia serves meals alfresco under a pergola laden with bougainvillea and jasmine, while special summer events include the Village Feast, Pizza Night, Open Fire Grill and Dinner Jazz Concerts. Don’t miss the weekly yoga lessons during the summer months, and sumptuous olive oil therapies in the spa; a beautiful outdoor pool among the olive groves has its own restaurant cabana.
Prices include flights, 7 nights accommodation with breakfast and private transfers.
Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. Low season for Italy is generally between the months of October to April, high season is from June to September except in the cities where high season tends to be spring and autumn. Prices are based on 2 sharing (unless otherwise indicated) and include return economy flights from London. Regional departures, child prices and single supplements are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.
Italy is a year round destination especially for city breaks, with a largely temperate climate with regional variations. Summers are hot especially from Rome southwards, whilst spring and autumn are mild. Winter in the south is warmer and drier than in the northern and central areas which can be much colder with snow fall in the mountainous regions.
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